President: Adam Bisits

Adam Bisits has been a member of the board of the HR Nicholls Society since 2003 and became the society’s president in April 2010.

He has practised as a solicitor since 1975 including as a member of a large firm.  In 1999-2000 he worked as a lawyer in Budapest. He was part time chairman of the Advocacy Panel of the National Electricity Rules 2002-2005.  He has practised mostly in Sydney but from 2001 he has lived in and worked from Melbourne.

 

 

 

Vice-President: Kyle Kutasi

Kyle Kutasi was formerly the Secretary & General Manager of the National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA), Western Australia Chapter. NECA is the peak industry association for electrical and communications contractors inAustralia, representing businesses who employ over 200,000 Australians.

Prior to this, Kyle spent his early years deeply involved in his family’s food manufacturing business.

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary: Daniel White

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Daniel is an experienced Perth-based lawyer with a strong background in industrial relations, particularly in the resources and maritime/shipping sectors.

Daniel focuses on assisting clients on a range of contentious and non-contentious industrial relations, employment and workplace discrimination/harassment issues.  He has a particular interest in industrial relations strategy (including enterprise bargaining), union management (dealing with right of entry, industrial action and/or picketing) and employment related matters in a diverse range of industries.

His experience across the full range of industrial relations, employment and workplace discrimination/harassment issues sees him regularly advise and represent corporate clients and government instrumentalities in the Fair Work Commission (including Full Bench), the Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission and Western Australian Industrial Magistrates Court and equal opportunity tribunals (including Australian Human Rights Commission).

Daniel holds a bachelors degree in industrial relations (with 1st Class Honours) and a bachelor of laws from the University of Western Australia. He has also completed the degree of Masters of Employment and Labour Relations Law from the University of Melbourne as a commitment to providing leading advice in his field.

Daniel has co-authored a number of articles for leading journals and conferences focused on the topics of enterprise bargaining and managing unions in the workplace.  He is a member of a number of societies and organisations and centrally involved in the ongoing debate of reforming Australia’s industrial relations system.

Treasurer: Michael Moore

Other Board Members

 

Tim Andrews: Tim Andrews is the Executive Director of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance.  He is a graduate of the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics (Social Science), a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Masters of Public Policy. He has considerable experience in grassroots and political advocacy, both in Australia  and internationally, including employment at the Washington DC based Americans for Tax Reform, and has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, Investors Business Daily and numerous online publications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Des Moore: Mr Moore is the Director of the Institute for Private Enterprise, with a background of 28 years in the Commonwealth Treasury, where he was, at one time or another, head of most of the main policy areas. The last five years of his period in the Treasury were as one of three Deputy Secretaries.

In early 1970s Mr Moore was posted overseas for two years, initially to the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) and then as Minister (Economic) in the Australian High Commission, London.  While head of the overseas economic relations division in Treasury from 1975-80, Mr Moore acted on several occasions as principal economic adviser to the then Prime Minister and Treasurer at international meetings and conferences.

In February 1987, Mr Moore resigned from Treasury at age 55 to join the Melbourne-based think-tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, as the Senior Fellow of the Economic Policy unit. In February 1996 Mr Moore decided to establish his own think-tank, the Institute for Private Enterprise, to promote the role of genuine private enterprise in Australia. He has published and spoken widely on a range of public policy issues, including workplace relations and global warming. He has been on the board of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and the Public Sector and Commonwealth Superannuation Schemes.

 

Ken Phillips: Ken Phillips has been a small business operator for over 25 years and is is co-founder and Executive Director of Independent Contractors Australia. He has also worked part time as a union official for 8 years and has experience in manufacturing, wholesaling and export. Ken Phillips consults to several medium and large corporations on management matters and for more than 15 years he has operated as an independent contractor conducting research, commentary and advocacy on small business issues in particular regulatory reform and on workplace management matters.
In addition to these activities, Ken is a published authority on independent contractor issues, directs research on related commercial and competition issues and is author of Independence and the Death of Employment.